Russia Calls for Restraint in Syria After Israeli Attacks

Israel downs Iranian drone pounds Iranian targets in Syria Military

Certainly the retaliatory strikes and the subsequent downing of an Israeli F-16 jet - probably by Syrian anti-aircraft fire - makes this whole incident a significant escalation in the context of the Syrian conflict. "It violated our sovereignty, it infiltrated Israeli territory with an [unmanned] aircraft from Syrian territory".

The prime minister said that he spoke during the day with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country is a major stakeholder in Syria, and reiterated Israel's "right and obligation to defend ourselves against attacks on us from Syrian territory". It is highly unlikely that Putin had advance information about Iran's intention of sending the drone, but it is nearly certain that the Russian air defense officers who are training Syria's anti-aircraft forces knew about the firing of anti-aircraft missiles at the Israel Air Force plane.

The U.S. was "deeply" concerned about Saturday's escalation of violence over Israel's border and "strongly" supported Israel's sovereign right to defend itself, the State Department said.

"This incident proves every one of those warnings correct", Danon wrote.

Israeli then launched airstrikes on a dozen Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, including on the control center that launched the UVA.

Danon addressed the Security Council members in a sharply-worded letter, writing, "This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran's unsafe actions that undermine the situation in our region".

Tehran has dismissed Tel Aviv's claims concerning an Iranian UAV and a downed Israeli jet as "ridiculous".

A official who supports Syrian President Bashar Assad told Reuters that the downing of the jet was a "message" to Israel, but predicted the conflict would not escalate.

More news: Why ESPN Is Reimagining Its App With A $4.99 ESPN+ Streaming Service

United Nations soldiers look out on a post at Mount Avital, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border, Israel February 10, 2018.

Four Iranian targets in Syria and eight Syrian ones belonging to the Fourth Syrian division near Damascus were attacked, according to the IDF.

Israel says the situation started with an Iranian drone crossing into its territory from Syria at around 4:30 a.m.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit the region in the coming week to discuss Syria and other issues, and is scheduled to visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and other countries.

Israel has long complained about the involvement of archenemy Iran, and Iranian proxy Hezbollah, in the Syria war.

Russian Federation expressed concern over the Israeli army's airstrikes on Syria.

The US administration has backed Israel's hawkish stance on Iran, and declared containing Teheran's influence an objective of its Syria policy. "We agreed that the security coordination between our armies would continue", said Netanyahu, referring to the so-called deconfliction mechanism that is geared to guaranteed that Israeli and Russian aircraft don't collide over Syrian skies.

Related News:

  • Border patrol agent's death likely an accident

    Border patrol agent's death likely an accident

    Martinez was found November 19 with fellow agent Stephen Garland, who had also been seriously injured - but survived the incident. Concentrated investigative activities and canvasses for witnesses and evidence have taken place across the United States.
    Oro Valley couple files sexual assault counterclaim against Josh Pastner

    Oro Valley couple files sexual assault counterclaim against Josh Pastner

    So to sum this up more clearly: Ronald Bell claimed Josh Pastner knew he had provided illegal benefits to Georgia Tech players. In response to the counterclaim, Scott Tompsett, Pastner's attorney says "There was no sexual assault".
    Mohamed Salah vows to stay at Liverpool

    Mohamed Salah vows to stay at Liverpool

    The 2017 African Player of the Year, who joined the Premier League side from AS Roma in the summer of 2017, has already been linked with a move to Real Madrid .
  • Cavaliers Trade Dwyane Wade to Miami

    According to a report , the Cavs spoke to LeBron James , who is best friends with Wade, about why they were making the deal. Going out of Cleveland are players like Isaiah Thomas , Channing Frye , Jae Crowder , Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade .
    Amazon tests two-hour Whole Foods delivery service

    Amazon tests two-hour Whole Foods delivery service

    Amazon is now the number one online seller of groceries, accounting for 18% of total sales, a Packaged Facts report notes . Two-hour delivery is free or shoppers can opt for the super fast one-hour delivery for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more .
    Shares in Snap jump as revenues and user numbers beat expectations

    Shares in Snap jump as revenues and user numbers beat expectations

    Analysts had only been expecting Snap Inc (SNAP) to add 6 million daily users for a total user base of 184 million daily users. The announcement late past year that Snap meant to completely rebuild the Snapchat app has been welcomed by frustrated users.
  • Turkey claims to have killed almost  1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

    Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

    Earlier on Wednesday, Cavusoglu, who was in Tehran for a one-day official visit, also sat down with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
    Georgia unseats rival Alabama to win top recruit class honor

    Georgia unseats rival Alabama to win top recruit class honor

    In addition to Campbell, Georgia convinced several other key prospects to back off their verbal commitment and join the Bulldogs. If the Cats were to add Oats and Smoke, that would give them a total of 24 signees for the 2018 class.
    WH Plays Down Trump's Ask For Military Parade: 'Nothing Has Been Decided'

    WH Plays Down Trump's Ask For Military Parade: 'Nothing Has Been Decided'

    The United States has previously held military parades to mark the end of wars, most recently in 1991 after the the Gulf War. USA media report that Veterans Day on November 11th or Independence Day on July 4th are possible dates for the parade.
  • SPD party members will decide Germany's fate

    SPD party members will decide Germany's fate

    Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief of the influential Bild daily, called it "the first SPD government led by a CDU chancellor". A Forsa poll had shown nearly three-quarters of Germans thought it would be wrong for Schulz to become foreign minister.
    United Nations  condemns mosque bombing in Libya's Benghazi

    United Nations condemns mosque bombing in Libya's Benghazi

    Libyans inspect the interior of a mosque in Benghazi on February 9, 2018 , after it was hit with a twin bomb attack. The UN-backed unity government based in the capital has struggled to assert its authority outside western Libya.
    Drake donates $50000 to homeless shelter as he continues charitable spree

    Drake donates $50000 to homeless shelter as he continues charitable spree

    A day prior, the 6 God also paid the Lotus House Women's Shelter a visit and donated another $50,000. Earlier this week, Drake was snapped filming on a giant crane over Miami Senior High School .


Most liked

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack
He said there have been 206 terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir alone and 382 Army personnel were killed in the last four years. Former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah said that Pakistan had to stop terrorism and linked most incidents to Pakistan.

Boston Herald Apologizes For 'Erroneous Report' On Brady's Contract
The column and its misled reporting were plastered all over the front and back pages of the Friday edition of the paper. The Boston Herald has pulled Borges' column off its website and says it is investigating the matter.

Almost 800 Flights Reportedly Canceled in Chicago Area Due to Snowstorm
Some of the highest totals are forecast in northern IL , including the Chicago area, as well as northern in and southern MI . Meteorologist Heather Orow said this morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel".

Three law enforcement officers shot in Georgia
The television station reports two of the lawmen were taken away by helicopter while the third was carried by ambulance. Sources tell FOX 5's Morse Diggs that one officer is dead and two others are wounded.

Apple considers iPhone battery replacement rebates
Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also sent a letter to Apple asking for more information. Now Playing: Watch this: Tim Cook promises iOS update will stop iPhones from slowing.

Brody Jenner Had No Idea Kylie Jenner Was Pregnant!
She stayed out of the public eye during that time and did not confirm her pregnancy until after she gave birth . The birth certificate of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi , shows the newborn girl does not have a middle name.

Syrian Kurdish Fighters Capture 2 Members Of ISIS 'Beatles' Cell
According to the U.S., Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaida's branch there, and then later joined IS. The remaining two members of the notorious British Islamic State cell dubbed "the Beatles" have been captured in Syria.

Norway's Olympic team given 15000 eggs due to translation error
But because none of the chefs could speak Korean, they ran their list through - what else - Google Translate. Twitter users had fun making puns about the eggs and speculating about how they might get used.

RIP: XIV. Credit Suisse declares 'acceleration event'. Will close ETN
On Tuesday, Credit Suisse AG, the issuer of XIV , exercised its discretion and announced the redemption of the note. However, ForexLive went ahead and calculated that Credit Suisse may have incurred a more than $500 million loss .

Joaquin Phoenix in talks to star in Joker origin movie
And one that looks poised to star Joaquin Phoenix , one of the most enigmatic but fascinating character actors working today. It's instead to be a prequel, a Joker origin story that will supposedly be a gritty '80s crime film.

Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 80 - NGO
And rescue workers and doctors on the ground in Idlib have accused government forces of using chlorine bombs in the offensive. In Hammuriyeh, a young man stared at the bodies of five children, including his younger brother, killed in an air strike.

ME senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory
Lobster lovers like King had felt a pinch of resentment that their favorite crustacean was without representation. Maine's state crustacean will soon be one of the "emoji" pictograms available for electronic messaging.

U.S. conducts airstrikes against Syrian pro-regime forces after ‘unprovoked attack’
The river has acted as a "deconfliction line" between Syrian government forces and US -backed SDF units in some areas of Syria. Syrian state news agency SANA, citing an army statement said its air defence units "destroyed most of" the Israeli missiles.

Republicans concede key Federal Bureau of Investigation 'footnote' in Carter Page warrant
The third Russian was arrested and eventually expelled from the U.S.in April 2017. Podobnyy and one of the Russians had diplomatic immunity and left the U.S.

Dozens trapped in hotel as 6.4 magnitude natural disaster strikes off Taiwan's coast
The island's worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6-magnitude quake in September 1999 that killed around 2,400 people. Another person died in a residential building, the national fire and rescue service reported.